☛ Hostility towards the Palestinian Authority (PA) seems to have reached unprecedented heights among refugee camp residents.

☛ A chat with young Palestinians in any refugee camp in the West Bank will reveal a driving sense of betrayal. In these camps, the PA seems as much the enemy as Israel. They speak of the PA as a corrupt and incompetent body that is managed by "mafia leaders." Many camp activists believe it is only a matter of time before Palestinians launch an intifada against the PA.

☛ Nablus, the largest city in the West Bank, is surrounded by a number of refugee camps that are effectively controlled by dozens of Fatah gangs that have long been terrorizing the city's wealthy clans and leading figures.

☛ Hamas, of course, is cheering on the sidelines as it watches the PA-controlled territories going to hell.

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